When Steve Hill went outside one morning, something strange caught his eye. Hummingbirds weren’t a rare thing in his area, but hummingbirds suspended in mid-air were definitely out of the ordinary! He immediately went closer to see what the problem was. The poor thing had flown right into a large web, and with a combination of the spider’s sticky threads and nectar that had gotten onto the bird’s wings, it had become hopelessly entangled. It was running out of energy, and Hill knew that if it wasn’t freed soon, it would most likely die from exhaustion!
He took the bird out of the spider’s web and brought it inside to his kitchen sink. He held the tiny bird gently in place and began to softly pick away the webs, using water to try and loosen them from the feathers. The nectar was difficult to remove, but with gentle movements, he was able to clean the bird after several minutes.
As soon as the bird’s wings were freed, it began to hover around him, flitting back and forth as if to say ‘thank you!’
He let the bird outside and watched as it flew around his house for a while before zooming off to find food.
Thanks to his kindness, the bird lives another day!